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Shopping in Australia - outlets, shopping streets and boutiques

Shopping in Australia promises to become one of the brightest memories of your travel. The developed trade infrastructure of the country provides truly colossal opportunities for making purchases. Shopping centers, shops, boutiques, supermarkets, markets, and souvenir shops are all in abundance in every major Australian city, allowing tourists to purchase goods that meet their every taste. Shopping is also a great way to feel the pulse of life in Australia, and the authentic things on offer best complement the idea of ​​the culture of the country. In order for the trip to remain in memory for a long time, it is worth devoting one of the days of stay on the continent to the acquisition of souvenirs.
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Typical Australian souvenirs include hunting boomerangs of aborigines, “didgeridoo” pipes, ritual masks, painted ostrich eggs, goods made of canvas decorated with traditional dot-painting, and decorations made of opals. Also popular are ugg boots – Australian home shoes made from wool of merino sheep, as well as motley clothes of the brand “Kuji”, connected by multi-colored threads. Women will appreciate cosmetics from ostrich fat, eucalyptus oil, macadamia, or tea tree. As a gastronomic souvenir you can bring bitter salty paste “vegemite”, a bottle of Australian wine or rum, jerky kangaroo meat, natural honey, macadamia nuts, among others. Original gifts can be an inverted map of the world, or a souvenir road sign with the inscription “Here goes koalas”, and items for diving.
One of the centers of Australian shopping is Canberra. Here in the capital is the largest shopping complex of the country – “Canberra Center”. United under its roof are more than two hundred stores, boutiques, and outlet. The main shopping area of ​​the city is the “City district”, which houses department stores, branded shops, souvenir and antique shops, jewelry stores, among others. In the “Canberra Antique Center” you can buy antique furniture, books, lamps, porcelain and glassware, vintage clothing and accessories, jewelry, watches, silverware, and coins. In the quarter of Manuka, are concentrated fashion and decor stores. In Kingston, you should visit the shopping complex “Kingston Center”. There is also the flea market “Old Bass Depot”. In the Gold Creek Village of Gungahlin County, it is easy to buy handicrafts and Australian delicacies. Copyright
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Sydney’s busiest and most cosmopolitan shopping district is the Pitt Street Mall, which houses a variety of chain stores and trendy boutiques. In the pompous shopping center “Westfield Sydney”, buyers converge in the more than three hundred stores. Just nearby is the shopping complex “Westfield Sydney Central Plaza”. The best shopping centers in Sydney are assembled in the pompous “Queen Victoria Building”. Boutiques of Australian designers can be found in the department stores “Mayer” and “David Jones” in the fashionable Paddington Quarter. In the historic Balmain District, operates the “Rosell’s” flea market, popular among locals, and including a good hundred pavilions. For souvenirs, it is best to go to the Rocks on Argyle Street or the “Paddy’s Market” in Chinatown.
The best place to buy souvenirs in Melbourne is the Queen Victoria Market, where you can buy goods related to Aboriginal culture and try out local street food. In the gallery “Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art” on Burk Street is sold drawings on tree bark, boomerangs, handmade canes, among other things. Many souvenir shops are located next to Southgate Square. In shops “Haigh’s Chocolates” you can buy delicious Australian chocolate with a taste of fruit. It is also worth paying a visit to the boutiques on Little Collins Street. Some popular trading establishments of the city are located along Chapel Street, Bridge Road, Turak Road, and Brunswick Street. A special feature of shopping in Melbourne is the presence of shopping arcades. The most famous are “Block Arcade”, “Royal Arcade”, and “Hardware Line”. In the shopping center “Osmosis” you can buy excellent equipment for surfing.
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The most optimistic expectations of shopaholics are met by the grandiose shopping complex “Queen Street Mall” in Brisbane. Nearby are jewelry stores, boutiques, and antiques shops. On the market square South Bank, handicrafts and fresh food products are sold on stalls of farmers and artisans. A spacious mall “Rundle” in Adelaide also deserves attention. This huge building contained thirteen impressive passages and more than five hundred shops. East of the building is located the quarter of stores selling interior decoration items and clothes. The best bookshops are located along Hindley Street. The Maylands area is famous for its antique interiors. The summer market in Moseley Square and the nearby shopping complex offer unrestricted shopping without extra charges.
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♥   Shopping area ' Acland Street- St Kilda' Melbourne. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Bourke Street' Melbourne. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Bridge Road - Richmond' Melbourne. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Brisbane' Brisbane. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Brunswick Street' Brisbane. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Burke Road - Camberwell' Melbourne. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Burnside Village' Burnside. On the map   Photos

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The Icebergs Pool

From the series “The Most Amazing Swimming Pools in the World”
In Sydney beach fans will be able to visit the unique The Icebergs pool. This amazing pool is located on the area of Bondi Beach. Its opening took place more than 80 years ago. Initially, the pool was created specifically for life-guards. It was one of the few open-air pools in the world with an artificial heating system. This feature allowed life-guards to train even in winter. Today this unique pool is available for all-the-year-round recreation to all.

Since the opening of the pool, the local life-guards have preserved an interesting tradition. With the onset of winter before diving into the pool, they first throw into it pieces of ice, and then all together jump into the water. Those, who want to relax in one of the world`s greatest pools, should take into account that the entrance … Read all

Coober Pedy

From the series “The Most Extreme Settlements on the Planet”
Australia has one of the most unique cities in the world, Coober Pedy, where the life may seem impossible for many people. This city is known informally as the world capital of opal. This region owes about 30 percents of world reserves of this mineral. The main feature of the town, which makes it an extreme life, is its harsh weather. Exhausting hot and catastrophic dust storms have forced natives to literally hide under the ground.

A few years ago, absolutely all citizens lived exclusively in underground houses, which featured quite a comfortable equipment. The air temperature in such houses is naturally maintained at 22 degrees Celsius. A large part of the citizens are now working in the mines, many of them go down right from their homes. Construction of conventional comfortable houses … Read all
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New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this


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Shopping malls, boutiques and outlets in top cities of Australia

Fans of exploring picturesque markets should also not forget about the market open in Balmain. You will find a great range of items there, including popular products, souvenirs, and many interesting antique goods. Some tourists visit this market like some kind of exhibition, so they can admire old items and beautiful artworks. The colorful and vibrant Chinatown is one more destination that is ever popular with travelers and fans of shopping. This is the place where you will find hundreds of … Read more
No less attractive and popular is South Melbourne Market featuring much more beautiful and orderly design. Each counter is exemplary here. Good organic farmers' shops operate at the market. Many tourists buy jars of honey and various canned products as souvenirs. In several craft and design workshops, you can buy wonderful textiles, handmade tableware, and all kinds of home decorations. Melbourne offers several excellent outlets, and thrifty tourists will be especially interested in DFO … Read more
Nearby, is one of the most original shopping centers Elizabeth Arcade. Its distinctive feature are designer boutiques, where one can buy clothes and accessories from young Australian designers. Prices are quite affordable, whereas the variety of unique and bold designer articles is simply amazing. This shopping complex is sure to please those who are far from classical style and prefer more original and bright things. In Brisbane there are many interesting markets, Eat Street Northshore is … Read more
Those with a sweet tooth will be interested in visiting Haigh's Chocolates Visitor Center, which is located in an old chocolate factory. Here, exciting excursions are conducted for visitors, and a wide variety of chocolate and sweets are always on offer for tasty experience. You can purchase wonderful gifts for your loved ones. The choice of sweet gift packages is simply huge. Opal jewelry and crafts are the most popular souvenirs among the guests of Adelaide. Active mining of this mineral … Read more
In Canberra, there are several wonderful shopping centers that tourists will be excited to visit. For example, Canberra Centre is a true treasure for fans of shopping. It is the location of dozens of interesting shops that offer items by Australian and famous international manufacturers. Females will find quality cosmetics and perfumes at this center. By the way, there is a nice beauty salon in Canberra Centre. Besides numerous clothing shops, there are interesting stores with accessories that … Read more

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